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Free IRS Webinar for Starting, Operating Disaster Relief Charities

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On Thursday, September 20, 2012 the US Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Office will host a free webinar for anyone interested in starting or effectively operating a charity for disaster relief.

The webinar is a rebroadcast that will explain the basic requirements for starting a tax-exempt charity as well as how new and existing organizations can properly provide disaster relief under federal tax rules.

Failure to organize or operate a charitable organization could result in the revocation of tax-exempt status with the IRS.

According to the IRS, the webinar will cover topics such as:

  • The kinds of help organizations can provide
  • Operational an recordkeeping requirements, including fundraising and working with volunteers
  • Rules for recipients of disaster relief
  • The deductibility of charitable contributions made to organizations.

IRS Exempt Organizations Office is coordinating the webinar. Presenters include Manager and Tax Attorney Steven Grodnitzky, and Emily Mangrum, Tax Law Specialist.

Registration for the free webcast is available on the IRS website.

Webinar participation counts toward continuing education credits for enrolled agents and registered tax return preparers (PTIN required).

For more information about becoming a tax-exempt charitable organization, visit the IRS Exempt Organizations Office.